Welcome to 1in10!
1in10 was formed in 2012 by a group of women (with PCOS) who grew tired of struggling to find consistent support and education. We envisioned an organization that would not only provide Cysters with current and accurate medical research, but would also provide support, encouragement, information about medically-approved alternative treatments, awareness opportunities, and outreach programs. With that in mind, we formed 1in10, a non-profit organization dedicating to serving women with PCOS from across the globe. More…
What is PCOS?
PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Originally called “Stein-Leventhal Syndrome” after the two doctors who discovered the disease in 1935, PCOS affects an estimated 1 in 10 women worldwide (this number may be changing in the hear future as more and more women are diagnosed – for now, 10% still holds true). However, because the symptoms of PCOS vary greatly from woman to woman, it is also widely believed that many women who do have PCOS and should be receiving treatment remain undiagnosed.